Malkangiri (Orissa): Orissa government
on Friday launched a Rs four crore scheme for the development of
the primitive Bonda tribe who eke out their living by hunting
Under the scheme, 200 Bonda youths will be imparted
training for earning money through decent means, Malkangiri
Collector, Balwant Singh told a tribal-meet here.
"Our focus is on sending all Bonda children to schools,
motivate youths to take part in MGNRGA works and quit alchol,"
Bonda tribe live about 5,000 metre above sea level on
the hill top of Mudulipada and Andrahal areas in Malkangiri
The tribal men in half-naked state prefer to hunt in
the jungle and the youths laze under the influence of brew.
Many youths, who participated in the meeting, took
oath that they would not take alcohol henceforth.